The Onion Has Gone Past Its Shelf Life


I didn’t watch the Oscars tonight. Instead, I wallowed in a pit of depression, that I will address tomorrow.

I sewed a bit, and followed some comments on twitter, when I saw the photo above pop into my timeline.

Let me tell you something.

As satirical as The Onion is, it is NEVER okay to call a CHILD the word which they used. I fully understand that some of Holllywood’s children can be very bratty, but SERIOUSLY?! Degrading children is what’s hot now? Women have been fighting to be respected for years, and now we have to cover our daughters too?

Quvenzhane is nine years old. NINE. Her name hasn’t been splashed across the papers, or media outlets for traipsing around Hollywood with some married man, or getting high. She’s a KID, and the Onion crossed a BIG FAT LINE when they used this disgusting word to describe her, satire or not.

Get this though. Even if she WERE an adult, and WAS on drugs, that word isn’t okay either. Understand?

Let’s make it really clear. Call my ladybug or my Lil Miss the c word and see just how fast I find that supernatural strength I have.

Inappropriate, disgusting and just plain barbaric.

How do you all feel about the tweet? And don’t come through here saying that it was just satire. Don’t you dare.


    • Natasha Nicholes says:

      Correct Val. I’m especially tired of all of the people pointing out that the Onion is a satirical newspaper. Usually that satire is accompanied by a link, and is poking fun at an adult who has done something outlandish. This poor sweet girl has to be the target of something vile and unwarranted. Hopefully this is the only horrible patch she has to go through in her career.

  1. Pammy Pam says:

    how in the world does a grown person feel so impassioned and so important as to feel the need to call a CHILD the ugliest word in a dictionary? THAT person has a mama somewhere who i’m sure did not teach them to use that word. i am incensed.
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